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Malawi women protest stripping attacks on streets over wearing trousers

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2012 at 08:43

By msnbc staff and news services

Women in Malawi plan to protest in the streets Friday over recent beatings by street-vendor mobs who beat and stripped naked several women for wearing trousers or miniskirts instead of the south Africa country’s traditional dress.

Malawi had laws until 1994 under the autocratic rule of Hastings Banda that banned women from wearing short skirts and men having long hair or flared trousers, the BBC reported. It dropped the restrictions when multi-party democracy was introduced.

However, this week street vendors attacked several women in Lilongwe and commercial capital Blantyre over their dress, saying they were enforcing a government decree.

Seodi White, a lawyer and leading women’s rights activist, told the BBC that protesters would gather Friday ”in solidarity with the victims and to express our indignation at such barbaric treatment of mothers, wives and daughters of our country”.

Religious Uniform

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2011 at 16:45

there is something I call “religious uniform”. I think some people wear their outfits for the sake of being recognized in their everyday life. Where we live there are many ladies and girls who always wear little symbolical scarves and skirts. I don’t know who they are. My kids used to be friends to some of the kids form these families and on few occasions they tried to invite their schoolmates to our home. The parents always objected. For me its just feels like they silently say “We are so pure. You will spoil our children”. These people always seems to talk to each other. And I wonder, if two people simultaneously ask for help, would they rather run to the one of their own kind? Is this “uniform” a tool to divide human beings and treat them differently?

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